Calophyllum inophyllum L.

Nota de alcance (en)

Origin: It is found in Africa, tropical and temperate Asia, Australasia and the Pacific.

Pharmacological Activities: Antibacterial, Anticancer/ Antineoplastic, Anti-inflammatory, Antiplatelet, Antipsychotic, Antiviral, Photoprotective, and Piscicidal.


Range. Africa, temperate and tropical Asia, Australasia, and Pacific. Found grow­ing naturally in lower Myanmar, but also thrives well in coastal areas with hot and wet climates. It is cultivated in some areas.

Whole plant: Preparations made from the five parts used to regulate bile and phlegm, as well as to bind the blood

Leaf: Water from soaking the leaves is used for eye drops to alleviate burning.

Bark: Liquid from boiling the bark is taken to relieve constipation and to stop hemorrhaging. Sap extracted from the bark is used to compound medicines for treating wounds and sores.

Seed: Oil extracted from the seeds is used to make remedies for aches, pains, gonorrhea, leprosy, and other skin diseases.

Coastal regions, particularly Orissa, Karnataka, Maharashtra and the Andamans. Also cultivated as an ornamental tree.

Oil of seeds—specific for scabies and other skin diseases, and for rheumatism. Used in the treatment of genitourinary and venereal diseases.
Bark—juice is taken as purgative; pounded with water is applied in orchitis, and for dressing ulcers.
Root bark— antibacterial, used for indolent ulcers.
Leaf—used in vertigo and migraine, also for chicken pox, skin inflammations, scabies, sunburn.
Flowers and stamens—used as a substitute for Naagakesara (Mesua ferrea Linn.)

Nota bibliográfica (en)

1) A guide to medicinal plants / Hwee Ling, Koh; Tung Kian, Chua; Chay Hoon, Tan. Singapore:  World vScientific Public Co. Pte. Ltd., 2009. p 289 p.

2) DeFilipps, Robert A.; Krupnick, Gary A. / PhytoKeys, v. 102. - - p. 1 - 314,  2018.

3) Khare, C.P./ Indian Medicinal Plants. -- Nueva Dheli: Springer, 2007 . - p. 836.

Calophyllum inophyllum L.
Término aceptado: 18-Feb-2019